Local area

There is so much to see and do around the local area. Please see some suggestions listed below.

Guestling - our local village

1066 walk starting point in the village

An extremely picturesque route with some superb views of Guestling, the Brede Valley, Doleham and Westfield - The panoramic view from the track leading down to Lower Snaylham is worth doing this route for alone! Much of the route includes part of the 1066 Country Walk and 1066 Hastings Walk. You can join the 1066 walk 10 minutes down the road, just past the primary school.


Find out more & plan your route here: www.footpathmap.co.uk

Lords Wood

Just down from the Hall there is a beautiful 10 acre woodland that guests can explore.


Hastings Country Park - 5 mins drive

Hastings Country Park covers 345 hectares, just east of Hastings in England. Sandstone cliffs, glens covered with gorse and trees, footpaths, nature trails, picnic areas and ample car parking are some of the features at this beautiful country park. Car parking fees apply between 8am-4pm, 7 days per week. £2.50 for 2 hours, £3.50 for 8 hours. Free after 4pm.

Lower Coastguard Lane, Fairlight, Hastings, TN35 4AD

Old Town in Hastings (George Street & High Street) - 7 mins drive

Hastings Old Town is an area in Hastings, England roughly corresponding to the extent of the town prior to the nineteenth century. George Street is the main shopping street and is home to many boutique shops, quirky cafes and cosy pubs. Please note that some shops are closed on Mondays, and a few close on Tuesdays as well.

Smugglers Adventure - 7 mins drive

St Clements Caves are located on the West Hill in Hastings, East Sussex. Since 1989 the caves have been home to the "Smugglers Adventure" tourist attraction which tells the story of smuggling on the South Coast of England 200 years ago. A great child-friendly attraction for families.

Adult ticket price £8.10, Children £6.30.

East Hill Cliff Railway - 7 mins drive

East Hill Cliff Railway is a funicular railway located in Hastings. It provides access to Hastings Country Park via the East Hill. The line provides views over The Stade, home to the largest beach-launched fishing fleet in Europe. The trip up is very quick, so it is probably only worthwhile if you plan to go for a walk at the top of the cliffs to enjoy the incredible views.

Adult ticket £4.00, Children £2.50. Open every day 10am- 5.30pm.


Ancient town of Rye - 20 mins drive

One of England’s best-preserved medieval towns, Rye is a maze of cobbled streets and tiny passageways.

Camber Sands Beach - 25 mins drive

Camber Sands is a 2 mile long beach in the village of Camber, near Rye. It is the only sand dune system in East Sussex. Sunbathe on the beautiful golden sands, or have a go at kitesurfing and windsurfing at one of the many water sports centres in the area.

Kino Cinema - 15 mins drive

The Kino in Rye is an unusual cinema in an old church building with 96 & 48 capacity screening rooms, a terrace, mezzanine & bar.


Battle Abbey - 15 mins drive

Battle Abbey is a partially ruined Benedictine abbey in Battle, East Sussex. The abbey was built on the site of the Battle of Hastings and dedicated to St Martin of Tours. 

Adult ticket £13.60, Child £8.20. Open daily 10am-5pm.

1066 Country Walk

In September 1066 William, Duke of Normandy, and his army landed in Pevensey, Sussex and went on to defeat King Harold at Battle at the Battle of Hastings. You can follow in the steps of William the Conqueror taking in historical sites on a generally low level walk through ancient villages and through woodland. The route includes the Normans' landing point at Pevensey and the battle site.